Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ultimate Card Showdown Top 5, Card of the Week & The Fab 5!

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Over $500 in products from the following sponsors...
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During the past 4 weeks we have seen some of the most beautiful cards the world has to offer during the Ultimate Card Showdown. Each week we narrowed down the Finalist list and today we are very excited to bring you the Top 5 who will advance to the final round.  One of these talented ladies will be the Ultimate Card Showdown Winner.

Thank you so much to all the Top 10 for your magnificent inspirational cards. Your talent is beyond words and we admire each and every one of you. By far the most difficult choice thus far (thank goodness for our panel of judges)...We are pleased to announce to you the Top 5 Finalists advancing to the final round of the Ultimate Card Showdown.

Top 5 Finalists
(Alphabetical Order)

Each of the Top 5 Finalists will receive goodies from

2. Jenn
3. Jo

Top 5 Finalist Sketch

Congratulations card makers you have made it to the Final round of the Ultimate Card Showdown. Next Week we will announce one of you talented Cardmakers as Grand Prize Winner!
Here is Final assignment for Week 5:

1. Make us the most fabulous, original and drop-dead gorgeous card based on the sketch above.
2. Post your card on your blog or public gallery and then email your card to Kazan Clark who will link you up in the special Top 10 Gallery.
3. Your deadline is Midnight Saturday July 4th (U.S. Mountain Time).
4. The Top 10 Finalists will be announced here on July 5th
5. Please read the following Rules and Regulations before posting your card

We would like to thank Starving Artistamps for their amazing Sponsorship of the Ultimate Card Showdown and of course for the weekly Card of the Week sponsorship. We are huge fans of these adorable stamps as we are sure you are too. Don't forget you still have until June 29th to take advantage of their 25% off discount. Find the details Here!

This week one talented Card Maker will win this fabulous set of stamps from Starving Artistamps

Card of the Week
Tara D.

We love that flower! You did a fantastic job with the sketch and how you made your own flower embellishment using your Cricut is simply stunning. Your blog, {It's All Good} is all good too and so worth a visit. Thanks for playing and congrats Tara. Please email me your address and I will get your Starving Artistamps goodies off to you.

Fab 5!

What Caught our Eye...

Dora made THE most cutest mini-album for her Mom, which can be seen on her blog: Dora's Days. We love how stunning this project is yet how quickly it came together for her and of course we love her interpretation of this weeks sketch!

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday - mine is particulary beautiful as I sit on the banks of the Arkansas River near the picturesque little town of Salida (surrounded by my whole family). Tomorrow Laura brings you the cutest Sketch eva! and of course you are going to LOVE our sponsor, the DT inspiration AND the FINAL week of the Ultimate Card Showdown - heehaaa!

Kazan & your Brilliant Design Team


Anja (scrappie) said...

Congrats to the top 5 finalist believe me it was such a tough task to narrow them down to 5. Wish you all good luck in the last round. Congrats to Tara for winning the sketch and congrats to the fab's. I also like what Dora made very cute.

Angie Tieman said...

Congrats to the top 5, I'm soooo happy for all of you! Thanks to Laura and Kazan and the judges for such a great contest, I really enjoyed being a part of it!

Tara D, what a beautiful card, a big congrats on card of the week and to the Fab 5!!

Angie said...

Congratulations to the TOP 5,
Cant wait till we can all join in again,

~amy~ said...

Congrats to everyone...including the top 10 for their magnificent work! Woot woot for the Fab 5 and to Dora too. Good grief, I love this truly inspires me!

Sankari W. said...

Thank you so much Laura, Kazan and lovely judges for this total honor!!! I am soooo beyond words right now!!! huge hugs to the Top 10 and to the Top 5!!! Huge Congratst to the COTW and the fab 5 and Dora for that awesome idea of a mini book - what a fabulous idea!!! Thank you times a billion!!! You guys are simply the best!!!
Big Hugs with a grateful heart!
Sankari :)

Ellen said...

Congrats to the top 5 finalist. Wish you all good luck for the final round......
Congrats to Tara for the sketch of the week and congrats to the other ladies in the fab 5!
Thanks for chosing my card in the fab 5, I feel honored!!!
Dora, you made a fantastic mini book!


AUsome mom said...

WOW! I am so stoked to have made the FAB 5!! Thank you so much for choosing my card this week to accompany the others. Tara...your card really is amazing. I love that flower and I may have to crank up the Cricut and try that:)
Congrats to the other fab 5 too - all amazing cards! The top 5 this week for the card showdown are so incredibly talented. I look forward each week to see what they have created and I can't wait to see who wins the challenge next week. This is the most inspiring blog on the net and I truly enjoy participating each week and getting inspired by everyone else who paritipates too. So, thanks again for Fab 5 and good luck to the top 5 this week!!

KimmyS said...

Congratulations to the Top 5 Finalists - you have done amazing and I cannot wait to see your entry for the last sketch. Good luck to you all.

HUGE conogratz to Tara D for her card of the week - what a stunning flower!

cheryln said...

oh my stars!!! soooooo very honored to even have my name in the same sentence with all 30 of the Top Finalists and to be one of the Top 5 is just unreal to me!! Thank you so much! Congrats to all the Top 5, Tara and the Fab 5, and Dora for her incredibly cute mini album! I just love this blog so much...Kazan and Laura you are the best! Kudos to everyone who participates...I enjoy viewing your beautiful creations each and every are all so inspiring!!!

Tara D. said...

Wow! I feel so honored to be card of the week! Thanks so much! Congrats to all the Top 5, the Fab 5, and Dora for that great mini album!

Thanks Laura and Kazan!

dougnat said...

Such gorgeous creations by everyone!! Congrats to the to 5...well deserved by all of you, your cards are all works of art!!

Latisha said...

Congratulations!!! To the top 5, card of the week and the fab 5!
To all of the contestants for the Ultimate card showdown, all of your cards have been so beautiful, and each on has inspired me! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us.

Anonymous said...

`Congrats` to the Top 5...Yahaha....
Well done to everyone TFI:)
Fabulous creations :) x